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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

BKM – Bündner Kunst museum in Chur, Switzerland by Barozzi / Veiga

 
January 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Barozzi / Veiga 

The extension of the Villa Planta, which will accommodate the Bündner Kunstmuseum, is an exercise of integration within an urban ensemble. Despite the stringent limitations of the plot, the design strives to minimize its exterior volume by inverting the program’s logical order. Hence, a new public space is generated that incorporates the garden that surrounds the Villa and is integrated with the gardens of the nearby buildings.

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges

  • Architects: Barozzi / Veiga (Fabrizio Barozzi , Alberto Veiga)
  • Project: BKM – Bündner Kunst museum
  • Location: Chur, Switzerland
    Photography: Simon Menges
  • Client: Hochbauamt Kanton Graubünden
  • Project leader: Katrin Baumgarten
  • Project team: Paola Calcavecchia, Shin Hye Kwang, Maria Eleonora Maccari, Anna Mallen, Verena Recla, Laura Rodriguez, Ivanna Sanjuan, Arnau Sastre, Cecilia Vielba
  • Local architect: Schwander & Sutter Architekten
  • Project manager: Walter Dietsche Baumanagement AG
  • Landscape Architect: Paolo Bürgi Landschaftsarchitekt
  • Structural engineer: Ingenieurbüro Flütsch
  • Services engineers: Waldhauser Haustechnik AG, Brüniger + Co. AG, Niedermann Planung GmbH
  • Façade consultant: x-made SLP
  • Lighting consultant: MichaelJosefHeusi GmbH

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The concrete cube house in Koziegłowy, Poland by TEŻ ARCHITEKCI

 
January 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: TEŻ ARCHITEKCI

The house was built in the seventies of the XX century in Koziegłowy (Poland) as a typical representation of the so called “modernistic cube”. The main characteristic of this kind of buildings was the almost square basis and 2 floors (one being high ground floor with basement underneath). The owners wanted to remodel the building with the emphasis on raw materials, natural light and harmony between the inside and the outside of the house. The aim was to create more functional space yet with less storage room.

Image Courtesy © Rzemiosło Architektoniczne

  • Architects: TEŻ ARCHITEKCI
  • Project: The concrete cube house
  • Location: Koziegłowy, Poland
  • Visualization: Rzemiosło Architektoniczne
  • Collage & drawings : Hanna Podladowska
  • Team: Małgorzata Siekanko, Marta Sękowska-Kulińska, Paulina Wielgosz-Konewka
  • Construction: Maciej Kaleta

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Suvela Chapel in Espoo, Finland by OOPEAA

 
January 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OOPEAA 

The Suvela chapel was commissioned by the Espoo Parish Union and it will be used jointly by the Espoo Parish Union, the Swedish Parish of Espoo and the City of Espoo to serve the entire community of Suvela. It is a multifunctional building that offers a space for the people of the community to use together for their many different needs regardless of their religious affiliation.

OOPEAA embarked on the design and planning for the Suvela Chapel and the nearby community park in 2012. The goal was to create a building that has a strong identity of its own while also entering in dialogue with the multicultural context of its suburban neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin, archmospheres

  • Architects: OOPEAA
  • Project: Suvela Chapel
  • Location: Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Marc Goodwin, archmospheres
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Parish of Espoo
  • Architect in charge: Anssi Lassila
  • Project architect (construction phase): Iida Hedberg
  • Team: Juha Pakkala, Teemu Hirvilammi, Jussi-Pekka Vesala, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä, Anis Souissi, Miguel Silva
  • Commission: Tender
  • Size: 2.150 brm²
  • Year: 2010 – 2016

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YPY in São Paulo, Brazil by SuperLimão Studio

 
January 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SuperLimão Studio 

A concise design associated to the knowledge of local conditions and tha daring in experimenting with new materials. That was the formula used by the architects and designers team from SuperLimão Studio to create the leisure complex of a condominium located at the northwestern coastline of São Paulo.

Image Courtesy © Maíra Acayaba

  • Architects: SuperLimão Studio
  • Project: YPY
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Maíra Acayaba
  • Authors: Lula Gouveia, Thiago Rodrigues, Sérgio Cabral, Antonio Carlos Figueira de MelloCollaborator: Marcelo Rebelo
  • Contractor: Wilson José de Freire
  • Lighting: SuperLimão Studio / Tortora
  • Carpentry: Antonio Gabeira
  • Area: 400m2
  • Year: 2008

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Villa Lima in Höllviken, Sweden by Johan Sundberg arkitektur

 
January 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Johan Sundberg arkitektur 

Höllviken south of Malmö is originally a seaside summer resort. A young couple wanted to build a house on a traditional summer house lot that had to be very modern, and at the same time suitable for a flexible family life.

The most economical solution considering the planning regulations of the area is the traditional 1,5- story house most common in the south of Sweden. This strategy would also enable us to save some of the trees and vegetation on the site.

Image Courtesy © Kasper Dudzik

  • Architects: Johan Sundberg arkitektur
  • Project: Villa Lima
  • Location: Limavägen 13, Höllviken, Sweden
  • Photography: Kasper Dudzik
  • Client: Håkansson Family
  • Senior architect: Johan Sundberg
  • Structural Engineer: Istvan Szlavy, Tyréns
  • Builder: Lars Benjaminsson
  • Construction year: 2008-2009

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Gottesman Etching Center in Kibbutz Cabri, Northern Israel by Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture

 
January 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture 

Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture, the award-winning architectural firm based in Israel and France founded by architects Asaf Gottesman and Ami Szmelcman, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Gottesman Etching Center, a state-of-the-art venue for artists from Israel and around the world focused on the art, technique and production of etching works and home to the largest etching press in Israel with a maximal format capability of 130×230 cm, located in Kibbutz Cabri in the Western Galilee, Israel with a special event and lectures on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

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Hilltop Residence in Austin, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

 
January 25th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Miró Rivera Architects 

When the new owner of this 1980s house called for a complete renovation, the architects saw the opportunity to transform its dark, dated interiors while taking better advantage of the home’s spectacular location atop a promontory offering a 180-degree view of Lake Austin and the rolling hills beyond.

Image Courtesy © Rachel Kay | Applebox Imaging

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Hilltop Residence
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Rachel Kay | Applebox Imaging
  • Design Partners: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP, Miguel Rivera, FAIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect/Manager: Sara Hadden
    Design Team: Spencer Cook, Ada Corral, Beau Frail, Bud Franck, Matthew Helveston, Jason Kerensky, Shane Pavonetti, Diana Su, Leland Ulmer
  • Structural Engineer: Datum Engineers
  • Lighting: ArcLight Design
  • A/V: AVAI Ventures, Inc.
  • Interior Decorator: Rachel Mast Design
  • General Contractor: Dalgleish Construction Company
  • Area: 8,070 sf
  • Site: 8.26 acres (359,589 sf)

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Miryang Pool Villa in Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea by Moon Hoon

 
January 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Moon Hoon

Entering my office one morning, a young, lively client in hip-hop fashion proceeded to talk about the Roll House of MOONBALSSO in Miryang. His point was that the building seemed very unique as well as practical. Nevertheless, explaining that he has a favourite form, he showed me a residence with a pool designed by a German architect. I was concerned that he was strongly prejudiced in favor of a specific style that had captivated his heart. After viewing several design presentations, we finally found that the client had very limited tastes biased towards his favourite design. As everything has its end, we finally achieved internal integrity and balance in the design, after spending a lot of time and effort with the client, and eventually coming to an agreement.

Image Courtesy © Face Studio

  • Architects: Moon Hoon (MOONBALSSO)
  • Project: Miryang Pool Villa
  • Location: 492, Yongjeon-ri, Sannae-myeon, Miryang-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea
  • Photography: facestudio
  • Client: Kim Jae Hyuk
  • Project team: Kim Jeonggu, Kim sookhee, Jo Jeongho, Park Jeonguk
  • Structure: RC
  • Building scope: bldg.A : F2, bldg.B : F1, bldg.C : F1, bldg.D : F1,
  • Parking: 5
  • Height: bldg.A : 6.7m, bldg.B : 3.3m, bldg.C : 3.2m, bldg.D : 3.2m,
  • Building to land ratio: 18.46%
  • Floor area ratio: 19.91%
  • Site area: 1245m²
  • Building area: 229.85²
  • Gross floor area: 247.96 m²

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STONE HOUSE BY THE SEA in Sardinia by Parisotto+Fomenton Architetti

 
January 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Parisotto+Fomenton Architetti

The house is located on the east coast of Sardinia, facing the islands of Tavolara and Molara.

The main objective of the projects (both the renovation of the existing part and the building of the new wing of a holiday house for a family) above all was to set a dialogue with the natural context, so peculiar and to remove everything that did not belong to the place. We, as architects, wanted to take the best out of traditional materials in a very contemporary way which is our recognizable mark.

Image Courtesy © Parisotto+Fomenton Architetti

  • Architects: Parisotto+Fomenton Architetti
  • Project: STONE HOUSE BY THE SEA
  • Location: Sardinia
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Materials: Sardinian filed stone – flamed, brushed granite – whitewash plaster – cedar solid wood
  • Area: 230sqm indoor – 380sqm terrace – 2600sqm garden
  • Year: 2009

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Alojamiento Rural en Casa Cueva in Córdoba, España by UMMO Estudio

 
January 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: UMMO Estudio

The Cuevas del Pino estate sits in the foothills of Sierra Morena, in calcarenite stone terrain arranged in slightly sloping strata that gives rise to various geological formations native to the area, among which are the caves that traditionally have been used for farming and livestock.

Image Courtesy © Estudio Caja de luz

  • Architects: UMMO Estudio (Andrés Moreno · Manuel Murillo)
  • Project: Alojamiento Rural en Casa Cueva
  • Location: Villarrubia – Córdoba, España
  • PhotographyDavid Vico
  • Area: 104 (m2)
  • Year: 2012

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